NOTE: Compare to sense 2. The thing being uncovered in this sense was not previously known by the agent.
I uncovered the whole truth about my cousin.
The journalist uncovered the vast scientific evidence on this
The researchers uncovered the vulnerability while studying the
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1
NOTE: Compare to sense 1. In this sense, the thing being uncovered is already known to exist by the agent.
She uncovered the meat for dinner.
He uncovered the mouthpiece to speak over the intercom.
The doctor uncovered the patient's broken arm.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2